Dog-friendly destinations in Leicester and Leicestershire


that are a hit with owners too!

Here at DLuxe, we pride ourselves on being dog lovers (they are part of our team!) Now dog lovers can pack up their most stylish leashes and head out to a host of dog-friendly destinations across Leicester and Leicestershire.

Leicester and Leicestershire’s major ‘Uncover the Story’ tourism campaign is promoting the city and county as a fascinating UK destination for national and international visitors. Thanks to them they’ve put together this brilliant guide – perfect for dog lovers across our county!

One of the most popular spots for dog walkers is Foxton Locks. It has a welcoming environment for owners and their pups. Based at the bottom locks, the Inn allows pets in both the bar and on the terrace, with water bowls and free doggie treats available. Similarly, there are around 70 acres of beautiful green space that you can explore at Everards Meadows. They also have a dog-friendly Beer Hall and shop.

One of the county’s most recognizable venues, Belvoir Castle, plays host to Dog Fest. The nation’s favourite dog-friendly festival takes place in June each year. Year-round, well-behaved dogs are welcome throughout the garden and park, with doggy drinking stations available at the Engine Yard. Wistow is home to some beautiful walks and is a hotspot for dog walkers. Rural Centre is a great stop off for a drink and a bite to eat, with its dog-friendly all-weather conservatory area. Pups are welcome in most of the shops too, especially Inner Wolf, the leading UK supplier of outdoor gear for dogs!

Dog-friendly pubs in Leicester and Leicestershire

  • The Bradgate is a dog-friendly pub situated close to beautiful Bradgate Park. Water bowls are provided and there is a specific area of the pub where dogs are allowed inside, along with a lovely garden.
  • The Old Horse pub is a 19th-century coaching inn where dogs are allowed in all areas of the premises including the large garden, as long as they are kept on a lead. Dog bowls are available, and there’s even a doggy Sunday dinner for them to enjoy!
  • Leicester Coffee House with Tommo (the dog!) is ready to meet and greet customers. All dogs are welcome here.
  • Dogs are welcome at The Exchange, a city centre bar situated in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, the perfect pitstop to enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of the city go by.
  • The clue is in the name – BrewDog loves dogs! But they’re so much more than just “dog-friendly”, you can book an official BrewDog Dog Pawty at BrewDog Leicester! Round up the pack and head to the pub, where the team will be on hand with treats, pats and cuddles for all (canine) attendees.

To make shopping with your four-legged friend even easier, Highcross Leicester has several shops that welcome dogs. Dog owners just need to look out for the dog-friendly stickers in shop windows.

Dog-friendly places to stay in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Well behaved dogs are more than welcome at the luxurious Stapleford Park Country House & Spa Hotel and Sketchley Grange extends warm hospitality to all travellers including guests’ beloved canines. Sysonby Knoll Hotel in Melton Mowbray is proud to be pet-friendly, with various accommodation and dining options available for pet-owners, and resident Miniature Dachshund Tilley on hand to play host. The Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough also welcomes dogs. Well behaved pets can join their owners in the bar, lounge areas and outside in the courtyard.

For more information on places to see, things to do and where to stay in Leicester and Leicestershire, visit

Leicester and Leicestershire’s major ‘Uncover the Story’ tourism campaign is promoting the city and county as a fascinating UK destination for national and international visitors. Uncover the Story uses a range of intriguing stories to promote the city and county as a compelling and distinctive destination to visitors. For more details on the campaign and the unique stories from the Leicester and Leicestershire tourism industry, visit

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